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Botanical name: Castanea sativa
Synonym: Castanea castanea, Castanea vesca, Castanea vulgaris, Fagus castanea, Fagus procera
Common name: Sweet chestnut
Native to: Southern Europe
Life cycle: perennial tree
Flower colour: white
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): June to July
Characteristics and usage: edible seeds, bark, wood, seed husks and leaves contain tannin
Weight of 1000 seeds: 4kg
Seeds per gram: 0,25
Cultivation / direction of sowing: Soak seed in water, let stand in water for 24 hours, sow 1-2cm deep, seeds not let dry out, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed, if no germination in 3-4 weeks, move to +1°C to +4ºC for 8 weeks. Protect young Castanea sativa plants against late frost and cold wind.
Seasonal seeds, available from November to December